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Feb 14, 2013 5:30am PST
>> oscar pistorius of south africa known as the blade runner arrested after his girlfriend in a shot and killed and his home in pretoria. these are live pictures of the gated community where he lives. more on that in a few moments. this is al jazeera, live from doha. so in the news, the deal of the century. talks on a $12 billion sale of fighter jets. revealing a prisoner x. an israeli-australian man jailed under a false identity died in israeli custody. try to restore consumer confidence following a scandal. dna testing is ordered on food products right across europe. the south african olympic athlete oscar pistorius has been arrested after his girlfriend was found shot dead and his home. it's been reported by south african media, but police would only say they have arrested a 26-year-old man. a policewoman said that he and his 30-year-old girlfriend reeva steenkamp or in the house and there had been previous incident at the house. she was shot several times and confirmed dead at the scene. the suspect is expected to appear in court in the coming hours and is being charged
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
. you're watching gmt on "bbc world news" world news. i'm dana. our top stories. oscar pistorius on the second day of his bail hearing. police they they found testosterone and needles and unlicensed things at his home. his girlfriend was found wearing a vest and shorts. the latest from pretoria. event a alled an deeply shameful event. >> and global soccer teams feet in asia to work out ways of tackling the corruption that affects every continent where the game is played. also in the program jamie takes a look at what's happening in business and trouble down the mines. >> yes. the world's biggest mining companies all losing chief executives. b.h.p. falling hard on the heels of xstrata and others. why have they all decided it's time for a change? >> it's 12:00 noon here in london. 7:00 a.m. in washington and 2:00 in the afternoon in the south african capital of pretoria where the prosecution at the bail hearing of oscar pistorius have been setting out their case against him. court one detective described how a witness explained non-stop shouting between oscar pistorius and his gir
Feb 15, 2013 1:00am PST
passengers. >>> eight minutes past the hour, south african owe limp pan oscar pistorius, one of the heroes of the 2012 games in london in court for a bail hearing after being charged with killing his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. authorities say the 26-year-old pistorius shot steenkamp four times early thursday morning at his home. pistorius a double amputee make olympic history when he computed in the summer games on his carbon fiber blade legs. what is the very latest on this investigation? >> at this moment, oscar pistorius is making his way to the courthouse. this will be the first moment that he will officially face the charge of murder. it's such a far cry of how he was viewed in this country and around the world a few days ago. his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp this was the hollywood version of a power couple. as the hours move on and as details emerge, the scenario what took place in his home on valentine's day is appearing to be much more disturbing. oscar pistorius covers himself with a coat as he makes his way to the magistrate's court in south africa where he faces a charge
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
games in london. oscar pistorius, the blade runner, who inspired so many people, charged with murder tonight after the death of his girlfriend. nbc's rehema ellis is here with us in the studio with the latest on this. rehema, good evening. >> good evening, brian. you cannot overstate how significant oscar pistorius is to people who will face obstacles and struggle to overcome them. he's a national hero in south africa. and that's why today's news is so devastating to so many. >> and there's the start, in a landbreaking moment. >> oscar pistorius marked a stunning achievement at the 2012 london olympics. >> oscar pistorius sets on his way in the first round of the 400 meters. >> today, the world was stunned again when the superstar athlete was arrested and charged with murder after his girlfriend was found shot at his upscale south african home. >> at this stage, we can confirm that a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. >> police say there are no other suspects. neighbors in the quiet gated community reported hearing noise coming from the home earlier in the evening. >
Feb 20, 2013 12:35am PST
>>> tonight, cold-blooded murder or tragic mistake? for the first time, olympian oscar pistorius describes what happened the fateful night he gun down his model girlfriend. from a famous real house wives drama free family, the high intensity bonding game. one man's mission to uncover the secrets of happy families. >>> and america's most elite fighters stepping out of the shadows. >> they're coming in hot. >> a navy s.e.a.l. opening the doors to the secret world of the guys who took down osama bin laden. >>> in recent years, most of the stories written about oscar pistorius centered around his drive to beat the fastest runners in the world despite being born without functional legs. now all anyone cares about is what drove this olympian to shoot his girlfriend four time in the early hours of valentine's day. after being accused of premeditated murder, he released his side of the story for the first time today and abc's reporter has the details. >> reporter: it is the mysterious valentine's day shooting that has shocked the world. paralympic mega star oscar pistorius is accused of
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am jane o'brien. oscar pistorius, known worldwide as a runner, faces murder charges after his girlfriend is shot dead in his home. and american airlines and united air ways tied the knot this valentine's day, but will travelers love the merger? and a new exhibition looks at how our revere artist -- are revered artist dealt with -- welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. oscar pistorius, south of arco's olympic and paralytic will -- paralympics running start, it is better known as the blade runner. he faces murder charges after his girlfriend was shot dead early this morning. our correspondent andrew harding is in pretoria and starts our coverage from their. >> there has never been anyone quite like him, the blade runner, of global sensation. but police say that's oscar pistorius is a murder suspect, accused of killing his girlfriend. the story begins at pistorius's home, a closely guarded estate. >> a 26-year-old woman did die on the scene of a gunshot wound. heat has been charged with m
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
charged oscar pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend. >> reporter: olympic track star oscar pistorius looked down as he left the police station in south africa charged with murder. >> a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. >> reporter: that woman was a model and the girlfriend of police tore ya's -- pistorius's. she was shot four times inside the athlete's home where they found a 9 millimeter pistol. the sprinter known as the blades run forehis high-tech artificial legs is a national hero in south africa. he lives in a gated community in the capital. pistorius made history at the olympic stadium in london last summer. he became the first double amputee runner to ever compete in the games. pistorius had been with his girlfriend for several months and would have celebrated their first valentine's day together. the day before she died, there were reports she made a surprise pistorius and he thought she was an untrieder but police believe it was domestic trouble and some witnesses heard screaming. >> there had proafl been incidents -- previously been incidents at the home.
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
minutes. pistorius reportedly left the courtroom shaken and during the hearing he was said to be so distraught he spent most of the time sobbing. the prosecution is arguing he shot and killed his 29-year-old girlfriend in an act of premeditated murder. prosecutors say pistorius fired through a bathroom door where steenkamp had locked herself in after the two got into an argument on valentine's day. the defense says it was all an accident. pistorius thought she was a robber. at one point pistorius spoke saying "i picked reeva up as d had been told not to wait for paramedic paramedics. she died in my arms." steenkamp was laid to rest in a private funeral this morning. her coffin draped in a white cloth covered in white flowers. her uncle spoke to the press saying the family will do its best to uphold her legacy which includes standing up against domestic violence. >> we'll get out of it with the lord and the statement that she stood for and abuse against women that was echoed so much in the months that she mentioned she would like to be activist for that. >> pistorius's team is argu
Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
out in case anything happened to her. she was not mentioned in his manifesto. >> oscar pistorius was a symbol of hope for many in the london olympic games. he was the first double amputee to compete. that admiration turned into shock as he is charged in last night shooting death of his girlfriend. >> at this hour, police in south africa remained tightlipped about the details surrounding the murder investigation involving olympic star oscar pistorius. it is identified as 29-year-old reeva steenkamp, pistorius's girlfriend. >> a 26 euros man has been arrested and charged with murder. >> the home did not appear to show signs of forced entry. the couple was the only two people home. there have been previous incidents at the home but would not give -- but police would not give details. witnesses told them they had heard a couple arguing earlier. pistorius rose to fame during the london olympics last year when he became the first double amputee to run in the olympic games. he was in internet -- his girlfriend was described as lovely and ambitious. >> i work with her to shoot magazine
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
and is in the hospital. dixon is charged with attempted murder. >>> olympian oscar pistorius will sit in a jail cell for at least one more day as he awaits a hearing on murder charges. tomorrow reeva steenkemp will be laid to rest. her family is demanding answers. >> lawyers for olympian oscar pistorius will seek bail for the runner on tuesday. the double amputee has been in jail since thursday charged with murdering his girlfriend, model reeva steenkemp. her mother was quoted asking why my little girl why did he do this. pistorius's father said it was a tragic accident, that his son acted on instinct because he thought a burglar was in the house. investigators have pieced together a different scenario. police believe reeva steenkemp slept next to pistorius in his bed. she was still in her nightgown. she was shot once in the bedroom and tried to hide in the bathroom and three more shots were fired through the door, hitting her. the shooting has unleached tabloid headlines. that bat they found at the crime scene is a key piece of the investigation. >> they say she used it to try to defend herself. th
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
in the bay." >> we want to update a major developing story in south africa where oscar pistorius will remain in jail for at least another night. the bail decision delayed after a detective revealed what he found inside the olympian's house the night his girlfriend was shot and killed. now prosecutors say the so-called blade runner is a flight risk who should not make bail. marla tellez joins us now. >> reporter: one of the detectives agreed saying pistorius would risk fleeing despite his celebrity. the comment made his friends laugh out loud. one can only assume because they absolutely don't agree. the police officer said he found a box of testosterone and needles inside the bedroom but they say it is nothing more than an herbal remedy. the prosecution showed it as trying to under mine what happened that night. it seems shots were fired down. the story has not changed. he said he accidentally shot his girlfriend thinking she was an intruder in the bathroom. >> another big take away, a prosecution witness testified they heard a woman screaming at t the home and gunshots and then more screamin
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
pistorius murder case. nonstop shouting leading up to the sound of gun shots, needles and what police describe as testosterone found in his bedroom. >>> triggering a massive fire in kansas city, an entire city block up in flames. this morning at least 14 people are injured as cadaver dogs search for more possible victims. >>> get ready. a major snow storm moving out of california and heading east this morning. al tells you how much to expect and when "today," wednesday, february 20th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in again for matt this morning. we're hearing stunning testimony out of the bail hearing for oscar pistorius, such questions about what exactly happened and new question that is will be difficult for him to answer. >> it does not bode well for him, includi what a veteran detective has said about the shots of the trajectory that killed pistorius' girlfriend and
Feb 19, 2013 5:00am EST
. thanks >>> horrible drama happening right now. prosecutors say how oscar pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend through a bathroom door. >>> copycat kiter? newtown shooter adam lanza may have been trying to top another mass murderer. >>> shanghai secret revealed. chinese hackers reportly targeting the u.s. out of this 1 12-story office tower. >>> listen to this, two times two. four babies born as two sets of identical twins. chew on that for a second. >> i can't. >> you got twins. >> i have one set. >> can you imagine? four of them. >> no. >> we're going to share that story with you. it's really great. good morning. welcome to "early startstart". >>> it's tuesday, february 19th. we have to begin with dramatic news overnight. emotions overflowing in the courtroom and it's happening right now as the blade runner turned murder suspect oscar pistorius is appearing in court for a crucial hearing. pistorius has been sobbing, breaking down as his defense is angling for bail this morning. their case denying that the killing was premedicated and at one point they even argue that girlfriend re
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
>>> this morning, oscar pistorius back in court. >> the olympian appearing before a judge, once again, said to be sobbing uncontrollably. the world watching the small courthouse, where we're learning more about that fateful night. all this on the day his girlfriend's family says their good-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
oscar pistorius intentionally shot his girlfriend. >> it's a move that's likely to anger some in the bay area. why one city says there's a node to hike garbage collection rates for the third time in two years. >> and for the third time this week, we had highs topping off in the low 70s. good evening everybody. but now, we're looking ahead towards rain, the day you should expect it as the news continues on the cw. ,,,,,,,,,, runner' says -- he is numb h shock over his gir >>> the family of the south african track star known as the blade runner says he is numb with shock over his girlfriend's murder. oscar pistorius is still in custody charged with shooting model reeva steenkamp. cbs reporter kelly cob yay yea says the 26-year-old family believes it was a tragic accident. >> reporter: lawyers for oscar pistorius met with him today as did his grandmother at the pretoria police station where he's been held since arrest on valentine's day. speaking on the family's behalf his uncle arnold pistorius. >> our entire family is devastated we are in a state of total shock. >> reporter: the upscale h
Feb 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
evening, lester. oscar pistorius has been in jail here now for four days. tonight, his agent just canceled all of his upcoming races, while the press here has been full of reports quoting police sources about what allegedly happened inside his home early that morning. for oscar pistorius, another day in jail brought visits again from his sister, a local preacher -- >> he was starting to cry, the colonel telling him i come to pray with him. >> reporter: also today his agent. >> the nature of my visit was on a professional matter to discuss obviously his career, especially the plans we had made for this year. also to visit him as a friend and give him my moral support. >> reporter: the press here has been overflowing with every detail they can find, newspapers quote police sources now, saying they believe reeva steencamp was first shot in pistorius' bedroom, then through the bathroom door, that he then apparently broke through to try to help her, that a cricket bat is now considered a key piece of evidence. there is an interview with someone identified as his best friend, saying he got a fra
Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
movie the largest diamond heists in history. a tearful court appearance for oscar pistorius with differing theories on the death of his >> a brazen crime in belgium, armed masked men stole millions in diamonds in the biggest jewelry heists in european history. it happened at the brussels international airport. police say the masked men cut a hole in a security fence, drove on to the tarmac and stole the gems from the hold of a swiss-bound plane and are estimated to be worth $62 million u.s. dollars. investigators found a burned out van believed used bit robbers. the diamonds were on the way to zurich. >> there is another major deadline in washington in just ten days. $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts will go into effect. president obama this morning put pressure on congressional republicans to come up with a plan saying the cuts result in few are police, firefighters on the streets, reduced military readiness, less border security, and criminals going free because federal prosecutors will have to close cases. >> the cuts are not smart, fair, they will hurt or ec
Feb 15, 2013 5:30am PST
>> oscar pistorius breaks down in tears after being formally charged in court with the murder of his girlfriend. hello. welcome. live from doha. also on the program -- >> we are all together and in tears. everyone is overwhelmed. thanks and now the nightmare is over. passengers finally get off a cruise ship that was adrift for days. in russia, hundreds have been injured in a meteor shower. and -- >> how many film -- female film directors can you name, aside from kathryn bigelow >> nearly 100 women have been made -- nearly 100 films have been made by women here, and that is what makes this different from the rest. >> olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has formally been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he entered the court with his head bowed, broke down in tears as the charge was formally conferred. prosecutors said that he will argue -- they will argue it was premeditated murder when he shot dead reeva steenkamp at his home. the hearing has been put off until tuesday. here are live pictures from outside the court. waiting to catch a glimpse of pistorius as he lives --
Feb 20, 2013 5:30am PST
pistorius. hello. this is al jazeera, live from doha. the bill gary and government resigned en masse -- the bulgarian government resigned en masse. gunfire as families begin to bury their dead in pakistan, but many are continuing their protests. ?s it a balloon, or is it a ufo we meet the next generation of cargo-carrying airships. the olympic and paralympic sprinter, oscar pistorius, is appearing in court for the second day of his bail hearing. toss accusers argue pistorius should face a charge of premeditated near -- prosecutors argued the story is should face a charge of the meditated murder. pistorius says the killing was an accident. our reporter is outside the court in pretoria. more incriminating evidence is coming out against pistorius, one of which is this issue about the trajectory of the bullets that were fired. could you tell us more? >> absolutely. this has all come out as part of the prosecution cost case. they are talking to the lead police investigator -- prosecution's case. they are talking to the lead police investigator. they believe that oscar pistorius had his pr
Feb 16, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> plus, the other big news this week, fallen hero. the shocking story of oscar pistorius. did the paralympic superstormurder his cover girl girlfriend? the latest details on the blade runner accused of murder, and his rare up close and personal interview with piers that may surprise you. >> there are kids who look up to you. it's definitely something you have to keep in the back of your mind. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening, tonight, two stories of triumph, tragedy, strength, and character. i'm ashleigh banfield in for piers morgan. celebrated athlete oscar pistorius is in police custody tonight. the double amputee track star turned national hero stands accused of a horrible crime. the cold-blooded murder of his girlfriend. weeping in court as the charges are read against him, we're going to get to that case that the world is talking about, coming up. >>> but we begin with the remarkable story of the more than 4,000 people aboard the cruise ship triumph, stranded for days. adrift at sea. cnn's martin savidge takes us through the ultimate holiday nightmare. >> f
Feb 17, 2013 12:00am PST
pistorius. did the paralympic superstar murder his covergirl girlfriend? his interview with piers that may surprise you. this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening two stories of triumph of, tragedy, strength and character. celebrated athlete oscar pistorius is in police custody tonight. the double amputee track star turned national hero stands accused of a horrible crime, the gold-blooded murder of his girlfriend. we begin with the remarkable story of the more than 4,000 people aboard the cruise ship triumph of, stranded at days, adrift at say. martin savage takes us through the ultimate holiday nightmare. >> fun in the sun, that's the promise of the carnival triumph, and with lots to offer, a casino, disco, spa, swimming pools, all you can eat, passengers expected plenty when departing galveston last thursday. on sunday morning, the moment of crisis. in a flash, a fire breaks out in one of the ship's two engine rooms. a passenger shoots this cell phone video. at first, the thousands aboard don't know the ship is crippled. adrift in the middle of the gulf of mexico. but by day's end, it
Feb 20, 2013 1:00am PST
, the olympian runner oscar pistorius gave his side of the story. in his own words, read by his lawyer at the bail hearing, he described in dramatic detail what led him to shoot and kill his girlfriend in the middle of the night. you're going to hear his words in a moment. while his statement was being read in court, a private funeral service was held for reeva steenkamp, the woman he shot, the woman he says he loved. steenkamp was 29 years old, a model, reality tv show star. while she was being laid to rest, the charges against pistorius were upgraded to premeditated murder. prosecutors say the double amputee track star murdered steenkamp after an argument, but pistorius says he mistook her for an intruder and never meant to kill her. here's robyn curnow with what she saw in court today. >> reporter: as oscar pistorius arrived for his bail hearing, his brother and family joined him to give support. journalists jostled to get inside the small courtroom. and officials seemed unable to cope with the huge media interest. and outside a group of protesters called for an end to violence agai
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
oscar pistorius and his model girlfriend. >>> hiding in plain sight. new details on christopher dorner's last days including one couple's harrowing hostage ordeal. >> and desperation below decks. arguments over food break out as a crippled cruise ship slowly limbs towards shore. >>> taking a dive. look at this. a boxer is in trouble for hitting the mat after the video clearly shows his opponent swung and missed. >> oh. >> you can't do that. >> yikes. >> good morning, welcome to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman. >> nothing like video action to prove what really happened. >> i'm zoraida sambolin, thursday, february 14th. happy valentine's day. >> 5:00 a.m. in the east. i don't want to get people nervous here. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> we are starting with breaking news this morning. a sports world shocker. a shooting at the home of the blade runner, olympic and paralympic track superstar oscar pistorius. his girlfriend identified by the south african press agency as former fhm model, reeva steenkamp is dead. robin kurnow is following the story. what do we know right now?
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
olympic athlete oscar pistorius has just been taken back to jail after being charged in court with killing his girlfriend inside of his home. prosecutors now accusing him of premeditated murder. "today in the bay's" chrkris sanchez is live in our newsroom. we understand that pistorius sat through that hearing breaking down crying as family members watched stunned in that courtroom. >> we went more than once as he sat in court to be formally charged with the murder of his girlfriend as you said. pistorius walked into that court in a dark gray suit and a tie but then quickly lost his composure. he is charged with murder for now. prosecutors say they will ask the judge to consider the more serious charge of premeditated murder. pistorius was taken into custody thursday after his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp was found shot dead in his home. police say south african police say that pistorius was the only person at the home at the time. they also disclosed that they had been called out to that home for previous incidents of domestic violence. the victim was a law school graduate. one of sout
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
runner oscar pistorius tells his side of the story in court today. some parts of it, pretty amazing. we'll read it to you. >>> new details emerge about how sandy hook shooter adam lanza spent his time leading up to that horrific massacre. it was an obsession with certain people overlooked. let's go "outfront." >>> at this hour, the u.s. supreme court has denied a stay of execution for warren lee hill. hill is the convicted murderer set to be executed at this very moment, 7:00 eastern standard time, by lethal injection. he was found guilty of the 1990 killing of joseph hanspike, another inmate in a georgia state prison. hill's defenders argue that his iq of 70 means he should be deemed mentally disabled. they want him declared mentally disabled because of a 2002 supreme court case which barred the execution of mentally disabled inmates. at this moment, though, looks like it's about to go forward and we're going to update you as we learn more. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. tonight, the countdown is on again. we are now just ten days away from washington's latest deadline f
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
? >>> plus, olympic runner oscar pistorius tells his side of the story in court today. some parts of it, pretty amazing. we'll read it to you. >>> new details emerge about how sandy hook shooter adam lanza spent his time leading up to that horrific massacre. it was an obsession with certain people overlooked. let's go "outfront." >>> at this hour, the u.s. supreme court has denied a stay of execution for warren lee >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. tonight, the countdown is on again. we are now just ten days away from washington's latest deadline for forced spending cuts, otherwise known by the distinctly unsexy and misused word, sequester. today, president obama said again something must be done. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> so there are two solutions. number one, lawmakers find another way to punt, ie, delay the cuts for another few months or two, actually come up with a major plan to slash
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
his reputation and the safety of his fans. >> -- coming up, foster -- oscar pistorius officially charged in the murder of his friend. >> what is next for carnival cruise ship triumph >> talk about a beautiful day for thousands of carnival cruise passengers finally on their way home this afternoon. we are at the terminal in mobile, alabama, with the latest on the situation. >> in new orleans this morning, a small, but significant step. in a -- and on brushes her teeth. >> i cannot get clean enough. i feel disgusting. >> despair turned into jubilation as triumph arrived last night with family and friends reuniting with loved ones. >> i love them so much and i worry the whole time they were gone. >> an engine fire left the ship without power. toilets began overflowing with no air-conditioning and food was tough to get. >> it was like post-natural disaster, but stuck on a boat with 2400 people and the poor workers. >> the passengers had high praise for the staff that kept smiling and working in the the chaos. two passengers emerged newly engaged. >> she said yes, obviously. that was
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
pistorius was shot in his home. the calls to police, the attempts to save her. tonight, what the athlete's father is saying about the murder charge. >>> border war, as the white house proposes a path to residency for illegal immigrants, how some americans along the border are taking matters into their own hands to fight the smugglers. >>> preventing autism. new research on how a well-known vitamin supplement could play an even bigger role in protecting children against the increasingly common disorder. >>> and the camelot collection. jfk's life and times revealed in thousands of items owned by his close friend and adviser and up for auction. >>> good evening. there are several new petes of information out tonight providing new insight into the shocking murder case against olympic hero, oscar miss forrious, the double-archty who ran into history in the london summer games. police in south africa have charged the track star with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend inside his home. tonight, evidence said to have been recovered it scene, along with reports of phone calls made at the ho
Feb 15, 2013 12:35am PST
. here's abc's bazi kanaany. >> reporter: oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp were one of the world's hot couples. think david and victoria, or brad and angelina. but now, the paralympic superstar runner is accused of murdering his bombshell covergirl on valentine's day. >> paralympian oscar pistorius has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend. >> reporter: early thursday morning, neighbors in his exclusive gated community heard commotion and gunshots. >> at this stage, we can confirm that a young woman, a 30-year-old woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. a 26-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with murder. >> reporter: police say steenkamp was shot four times with a nine millimeter pistol. the murder shocked their fans around the world. >> this is almost incomprehensible because oscar pistorius wasn't just someone celebrated for his feats on the track. he is someone who is celebrated as a humanitarian, as a trailblazer, as a champion of the disabled. >> reporter: and reeva's career was just taking off. the perfect combo of beauty and brains, the law g
Feb 20, 2013 2:30am PST
a judge will rule whether oscar pistorius will be granted bail. also back here in the states, president obama tries to bury the hatchet with senators marco rubio, john mccain and friends after they accused the white house of shutting them out on immigration. john mccain facing the firing squad. some of the heated exchanges that took place are straight ahead. >>> the postal service is coming one a questionable new plan to dig its new way out of debt. wait until you see the usps duds. >>> our top story, oscar pistorius is back in courts as prosecutors lay out their case in the alleged murder of his girlfriend. they say pistorius put on his prosthetic legs before walking and killing reeva steenkamp who was locked in his small bathroom. pistorius thought that an intruder got into the house and he had no intention of killing reeva. chapman bell is joining us live. >>> there have been some new revelations this morning. lot of it has to do with what a witness heard, what is that? >> good morning, peter. well, witnesses -- police and prosecution today have claimed that witnesses heard screaming
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
, of global sensation. but police say that's oscar pistorius is a murder suspect, accused of killing his girlfriend. the story begins at pistorius's home, a closely guarded estate. >> a 26-year-old woman did die on the scene of a gunshot wound. heat has been charged with murder. >> the police said that neighbors heard a loud voices at the house overnight and then gunshots. they said there were previous domestic incidents at the helm. pistorius could have shot his girlfriend by accident after mistaking her as a burglar. >> allegations had been made was as the deceased burglar. we were very surprised and those allegations did not come from us. >> the dead woman has been identified as reeva steenkamp, a well-known south african model. their relationship and their careers rarely out of the headlines here. >> she was a really vibrant personality and other really wicked sense of humor. the fact that she was so beautiful, it was there, but it was not the main thing. she was a really great person. fun to hang out with. >> the murder has stunned south africa. >> it is difficult to take it all in.
Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm PST
claims he intentionally shot and killed her. >> he spent five nights behind bars now. prooscar pistorius back in court today. his family behind him to support the man who may have killed his girlfriend in a terrible accident. the prosecution argued that pistorius planned to murder. the magistrate ruled he would be treating this case is one of premeditated murder with a possible life sentence. pistorius and his father took the news hard. the court is on a short break. the family has been sitting and pistorius has been very emotional, breaking down when he heard from the judge that this would be treated as premeditated murder. and from this team came the first detailed description of what oscar pistorius clam happened between him and -- claim happened between him and his girl friend. he heard a noise from the bathroom. he was not wearing his prosthetic legs. he shouted and move to the bathroom and fired four shots through. it was when he returned and on the bed was empty he realized he may have made a mistake. he found his girlfriend, riva steenkamp dying. he took her downstairs where she
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm EST
pistorius showed up in court today to answer claims that he murdered his model girlfriend. >>> and when labor starts, there's no stopping it it, even in a blizzard, the interesting way one mom to be used to get to the hospital. irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. maximum strength scalpicinĀ® is not a shampoo, so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. drop the itch with scalpicinĀ®. >>> and now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >>> all right, weather wise, we continue to see a nice evening here across the baltimore area. sunset getting later and later. 54 degrees as we begin to see that sunset. 5:44 officially the sunset. and temperatures until the mid- 50s right now. 45 in york. 55 in easton. it is a mild pattern. that's going to have an impact as we look at the set up and this next approaching weather maker. winds are picking up ahead of this boundary. it will bring rain showers this evening e and will bring the wind and chill in over the weekend. you can make it out here on the regional perspective. you have a line f of rain and sno
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
pistorius brick down in court. explaining he shot his girlfriend by mistake. one of the scene of the biggest diamond heist in history. sparking a hunt for the pricey jim. and the mystery of dark energy. could our physics textbooks and soon be due for right? -- soon be due for a rewrite? welcome to our viewers some public television in america and around the globe. another day of high drama in a south african court. the world heard from the forceft time about the death of riva steenkamp. he claimed he mistook her for a intruder. the prosecution claims he intentionally shot and killed her. >> he spent five nights behind bars now. prooscar pistorius back in court today. his family behind him to support the man who may have killed his girlfriend in a terrible accident. the prosecution argued that pistorius planned to murder. the magistrate ruled he would be treating this case is one of premeditated murder with a possible life sentence. pistorius and his father took the news hard. the court is on a short break. the family has been sitting and pistorius has been very emotional, breaking down when
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